Engagement and Belonging Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services

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Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage seeks an innovative, engaging and dynamic Engagement and Belonging Coordinator for the Multicultural Student Services unit within the Division of Student Affairs. MSS serves students with marginalized identities including those who identify as Black, African American, American Indian, Hispanic and Latine/x/a/o, Asian, Pacific Islander, multiracial, or mixed heritage, LGBTQ2s+ students, students of minoritized religions, and international students.The ideal candidate is a natural collaborator who brings excitement, creativity, and a student-centered approach in developing programs and initiatives in the areas of community & belonging, student success, social justice education, and leadership development.


10Administrative - Manage programmatic and event budgets to ensure the successful delivery of programs throughout the year. Work closely with the Director of MSS to allocate, project, and manage funds. Develop, and utilize assessment tools to track program efficacy and student learning. Use data to inform program improvement and decision-making. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.Essential
20Education and Awareness - Provide leadership and support in developing mutual learning opportunities for staff, faculty and students in the areas of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Manage Multicultural Student Services marketing, newsletters and social media. Collaborate with partners in Student Engagement & Inclusion to ensure ongoing improvement and development of supporting students with marginalized identities, such as providing feedback on how to tailor programs and services.Essential
20Program development and implementation - Develops, implements, assesses and improves programs that facilitate success among students with marginalized identities. Create training for student leadership programs including, social justice dialogues, student advocacy and student-driven event planning. Collaborate with the Multicultural Student Services team to support signature programs such as Students of Excellence annual awards.Essential
20Student support, advising, and supervision - Supervise MSS engagement student employees, including training, development and evaluation. Advise and support affinity and identity-based student organizations and clubs. Serve as a mentor and resource that works with student staff and participants in student-centered programs. Provide appropriate referrals and resources to students.Essential
30Student engagement and outreach - Facilitates opportunities for identity, leadership, and professional development for students. Fosters a welcoming, brave and safe space for students with marginalized identities. Facilitates and co-creates outreach activities and events to engage students in mutual learning around the topics of diversity, equity and social justice. Builds connections and support for students, prospective students and alumni to increase involvement and overall campus belonging among students with marginalized identities. Assist in student recruitment for student-driven campus initiatives such as cultural and heritage month celebrations.Essential

Multicultural Student Services is an integral part of the Student Engagement and Inclusion (SEI) division of Student Affairs. Reporting to the Director of Multicultural Student Services, the engagement and belonging coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that support the success of students with marginalized identities. Multicultural Student Services specifically serves students who identify as Black, African American, American Indian, Hispanic and Latine/x/a/o, Asian, Pacific Islander, multiracial, or mixed heritage; LGBTQ2S+ students; students of minoritized religions and international students. The coordinator will facilitate programs and services in the areas of community & belonging, student success, social justice education, and leadership development.



Demonstrated experience working with communities or students with marginalized identities. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to racial and social justice, advocacy, and educational programming. Experience initiating and fostering relationships with multiple stakeholders. Knowledge of the challenges facing students from various marginalized populations. Demonstrated experience in working with programs that focus on academic, cultural, and personal needs of students. Ability to mentor, motivate, and encourage students is required. 

Typical Experience:

Experience in an higher education setting with a focus on a combination of the following: academic counseling, student leadership development, student retention strategies, developing student-centered programs, or developing diversity/social justice-focused programs.  Experience working with or knowledge of assessment tools (Qualtrics, Google Forms, Excel), social media and marketing platforms (Instagram, Mailchimp). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High level of teamwork and collaboration skills. 

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel services, counseling, psychology, education, or other closely related discipline from an accredited institution of higher education and demonstrated experience working with marginalized communities with a focus in social justice, educational programming, community building, program planning and/or advocacy. 

Masters is strongly preferred in a related field. 


*An initial review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time on October 31, 2021.

**Additional training on institutional policies and privacy laws regarding access to student records and other sensitive institutional information (e.g., Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, minors on campus and Title IX will be necessary. 

***This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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